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Understanding Employment Quality in Illinois

This tool brings together findings from a study by the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois. The study surveyed over 3,500 workers across Illinois to figure out what matters most for how they rate their overall employment situation. See how different job features influence employment quality by clicking on the sliders and buttons. You can also

Learning Events

Training & Development at the Heart of Your Career

This lunch & learn session took place on 6/7/23, hosted by the team at Lurie Children’s Hospital. It features the programs Lurie provides to expose and nurture individuals through careers in healthcare.


State of Illinois Model Programs of Study Guide: Health Sciences & Technology

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) sponsored the development of Model Programs of Study Guides in crucial industry areas as part of the Illinois State Plan for Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (also known as the Perkins V Plan). This Guide was developed in consultation and collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)


HEAL 2023 Report to Stakeholders

Launched in 2018 in partnership with Senator Durbin, the Chicago HEAL Initiative (Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership) is a historic commitment from the 10 leading hospitals serving Chicago to recognize their roles as community anchors and collaborate on 16 public commitments to reduce violence and health disparities in the 18 Chicago neighborhoods with the highest rates of violence, poverty and


CHWC Sept 2023 Quarterly Meeting

Meeting took place on September 12th, 2023 and includes updates from the Youth Pathways Committee, a preview of the new CHWC website, a presentation on the Fair Chance Hiring Cohort hosted by Corporate Coalition and Cara Collective, and updates about our CNA training hub model under Good Jobs Challenge funding.


CHWC March 2024 Quarterly Meeting

This meeting took place on March 12th, 2024. It features updates on the Youth Pathways Committee, Good Jobs Challenge, and the 2024 CHWC learning agenda. It also includes presentations by the UIC Clinical Laboratory Development Program and the Civic Committee’s inclusive hiring initiative.


CHWC March 2023 Quarterly Meeting

Held on March 14, 2023, meeting included presentation of 2023 strategic plan, updates on new employer MOUs and website refresh, updates on the Good Jobs Challenge grant, and information on the Generation Work employer cohort.


CHWC June 2023 Quarterly Meeting

This meeting was held in person on June 13th, 2023 and features an update on Senator Durbin’s HEAL initiative, an overview of the Certified Nursing Assistant program CHWC is launching with Good Jobs Challenge funding, and an update from the CHWC Youth Pathways committee.


CHWC December 2023 Quarterly Meeting

Held on Dec 12th, 2023, featured reflections on 2023 accomplishments, priorities for 2024, updates from our Youth Pathways Committee, and updates on our Good Jobs Challenge funded Nursing Assistant training hub. Also featured an overview of Rush’s PCT Apprenticeship program and PCT to ADN to BSN pathway program.


Career Pathways: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

Published by The Josh Bersin Company in 2022, in partnership with Guild, an education and training partner company, this report examines the development of career pathways and unpacks how organizations can bring together education, skilling, and career mobility to empower their workers to have better careers and better lives, and at the same time, build a talent pipeline for the